CONVERTER CONNECTIONS


Constellation Technology Supports Sofidel Innovation Throughout the World

06/25/2020 | Rhona Lombardo

In the tissue paper production market, few companies are in league with the Sofidel Group. The headquarters remains in the founding city of Porcari (Lucca), Italy, but much has changed since 1966.

Today, Sofidel is established in 12 countries throughout Europe and the United States of America, managing more than 1.3 million tons of collective annual tissue paper production.

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Is Now The Right Time to Buy New Tissue Equipment?

04/30/2020 | Fabio Perini and MTC Sales Team

Tissue converters, like any other product manufacturer, must keep current on equipment in order to remain competitive and efficiently meet customer demand. Doing so generally requires a substantial investment that is carefully considered from all business angles before being made. The global COVID-19 pandemic introduces another layer of deliberation: Will increased tissue consumption continue or reach its peak? Will supply chain disruptions become less or more severe? How might employment volatility affect the future?

Questions abound, but that shouldn’t dissuade tissue converters from investing in equipment. In fact, it may be an opportune time to make a purchase.

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Remote Product Development Solutions Empower Tissue Manufacturers During Pandemic

04/10/2020 | Team Engraving Solutions

COVID-19 has changed the global conversation around pandemics and how the world responds to them. While each country grapples with the far-reaching and still largely unknown impact of COVID-19, manufacturers — including those within the tissue industry — are dealing with a new and hopefully temporary normal that is upending business growth.

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Simplify AFH Tissue Production with the Proxima S6 Industrial Rewinder

01/23/2020 | Stefano Palazzesi

Convenient and versatile, tissue products remain highly sought after throughout the world for away from home (AFH) applications. Tissue manufacturers and converters must manage the constant demand by adapting to the range of needs in ways that make sense from both a business and a production perspective.

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3 Ways the Catalyst Embosser Is Helping Tissue Converters Work Smarter

01/16/2020 | Dave Knutson

Embossed toilet rolls, kitchen towels, and AFH products are popular throughout the world. The aesthetic appeal and enhanced features provided by embossing capture customers’ attention, and gives tissue manufacturers opportunities to differentiate their products on the shelf.

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Downtime: Planned, Unplanned and Its Impact on Tissue Converters

11/07/2019 | Scott Hansen

Downtime can be a detriment to tissue converters, but it’s also necessary to keep production lines running at peak efficiency. The difference between hindrance and help is whether the downtime is unplanned or planned.

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Prioritizing Sustainability and Quality in Folded Paper Products

10/30/2019 | Steve Francies

Sustainability has transitioned from buzzword to global call-to-action in a world dealing with ongoing environmental crises. In the paper industry, sensitivity is heightened around sustainability given the materials used to manufacture products. In burgeoning categories such as paper towels — a worldwide market projected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 5% over the next half-decade1 — ecology is a top priority, as demonstrated by emerging trends and technologies surrounding folded products.

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Technology & Technical Expertise Are The Answer to the U.S. Tissue Industry’s Growing Skills Gap

10/11/2019 | Claudio Muñoz

U.S. manufacturing, on the whole, is in the midst of a dilemma. Qualified labor is migrating away from industry-based jobs for a number of reasons, the top three of which are Baby Boomer retirements, misperceptions about manufacturing jobs, and a widening skills gap caused by emerging technologies.1 As a result, an estimated 2.4 million positions throughout manufacturing sectors are projected to remain unfilled between 2018 and 2028.1

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7 Areas of Focus for Improving Tissue Converting Efficiency

08/22/2019 | Scott Hansen

Tissue machines are a substantial capital investment so it’s understandable that vetting quality, runnability, and productivity is a top pre-purchase priority to ensure maximum return on investment. However, the strict focus also causes a blind spot when it comes to converting.

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Tips for Selling Your Used Tissue Converting Equipment

08/15/2019 | Gianfranco Agnusdei

Tissue converting equipment is a considerable investment. When it comes time for an upgrade or replacement, selling the used machinery is generally a sensible way to monetize remaining value and free up budget space for new capital spend.

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